What Bulgaria bombing means to Israel, Iran and US
'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 5:07
- Date Jul 18, 2012
'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in
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Although certainly choose the time and place and we will react -- firmly the Israeli.
People the state the army of Israel will defend itself and and Iranians will know that they cannot -- Israeli blood.
-- -- -- Well ambassador Michael -- of Israel joining us earlier in the show.
This on a day were a bus carrying Israeli youth exploded in a Bulgarian resort.
Killing at least six so far wounding some 32.
The Israeli prime minister reacted quickly saying this all signs point to Iran.
This is -- running in terror attack that is spreading across the world Israel will react.
Strongly to Iran's terror.
I asked the ambassador about that now is his answer the time of Israel's choosing Charles what about this.
I think Israel react strongly even -- rationally when we were on our embassies were attacked in 1998.
In Tanzania and Kenya we responded by launching attacks.
With missiles into -- deep into Afghanistan and destroying a factory in the Sudan that's not I think -- is -- -- -- -- is that if it actually attacked.
Physically Iran he could trigger a war and that would not to be at a time of Israel's choosing I think you'll be pushed into award I think it's too wise to undertake that.
I think what Israel was -- -- is what -- traditionally does as it did with the attacks and it's actually came in the Olympics twenty to forty years ago.
Where it finds out from them methodically who did it and then all of a sudden terrorists all over the world turned up dead.
That's I think that kind of response Israel do on the nuclear issue -- either -- will not attack but I think it'll be a different -- This want -- to all of this that is building between Israel in Iraq.
-- -- no question.
You know that the thing is what will be.
And from again the US interest.
What does -- call for the US to do to support Israel to make it very clear -- look at the bus at the US believes that Iran was involved in this attack and has evidence and we have not heard any such evidence thus far.
But clearly Israel believes and it's asking the US to support the idea that Iran is the perpetrators of these horrific crimes against these young Israelis well I'm and there are similar attacks or attempted attacks in India Georgia and Thailand Kenya -- you've seen the S attempted attack on the head.
Ambassador -- Saudi Arabia here in Washington DC so I mean there's a we'll -- track record here while we don't know I think we're in the terms of the attack here in the US we believe that it was directly tied to -- we don't know about the entirety of that record in terms of evidence.
But the question is what is the appropriate response and will it given the tensions -- about the Iranian nuclear capability.
Will it mean that now.
Israel feels that the US will approve.
And launching that attack.
Look this was an atrocity murder -- -- she -- against civilians.
-- was probably a reprisal for there brilliant -- five of whom were murdered in Tehran.
But first it was a provocation.
And your willingness to do something like this and broad daylight murdering civilians.
They had to think through what the Israeli reactions -- day.
And the Israelis ought to think through and ask themselves why -- they do this storm people what do they expect us to do when do they expect us to do that.
That's why I tend to agree with Charles on this when the Israelis ought to.
Think through how they're going to counterattack against this and not do anything -- this -- like gave red -- snapped in front of a bull.
And Iranians are expecting a reaction and the Israelis ought not to comply I would think here that the old adage revenge.
It's a dish best eaten cold.
This is also the eighteenth anniversary of -- bombing of a Jewish community center in Argentina.
Eighteen years ago killing 85 people which is why that's a large piece of evidence to you run -- Who -- State Department says that is the biggest exporter -- the terror in the world.
Would clearly behind on that and that's not Israel speaking resign as -- that was an Argentinian.
Inquiry into the bombing and it -- concluded that it was Iran behind it.
Can think about this it was an Israeli embassy.
It was a Jewish community center as you would have won in Washington.
-- -- goes on Jews and it was a way look if if this is retaliation in the attack happening today in Bulgaria.
And Jews tell me why did leave the attack in Argentina was in retaliation.
-- it's in retaliation for Israel's existence.
And that's the grievance Iran has with Israel -- to do the Iranians want the Israelis you -- Iran now.
That would be my question because.
You know why would they -- -- you do something like this in broad daylight and and the natural reaction is we're coming right for you pay you back in maybe -- hit and at times -- something like that.
What -- wanted it what do Iranians want to Israelis to do my question we'll have many.